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310, 2018

Albania: local NGOs exchanged experience on their work on health, environment, employment, education and gender in respect to the SDGs

By | October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Advocacy, News, Trainings (ToT), WECF|0 Comments

The conference “Social and gender aspects of local development priorities linked to SDGs” was hosted on March 6th in Shkoder, Albania by CSO “Women in development Shkoder” in cooperation with WECF with the goal to achieve the objective of the WOMEN 2030 program and to help local CSOs reach the objectives in the frame of their own activities, while at the same time combining forces for a common future. About 30 people from NGOs, municipalities and students attended the meeting to exchange their working experience on issues linked to topics like health and water, environment and gender, employment or education.  The conference started with an introduction from Johanna Hausmann from WECF, who welcomed the participants and introduced the WOMEN 2030 program emphasizing its relation to the SDGs and how gender equality is linked to all 17 SDGs. After clarifying the objective of the WOMEN 2030 program, which is to implement the SDGs with special focus on SDG 5 and SDG 13, the next step was to take a look on theoretical promises put in action – how far is Albania in implementing the SDGs with focus on gender equality?  A first overview of the social and gender aspects of [...]

110, 2018

Training Master Manual, the Bangla version

By | October 1st, 2018|Categories: GWA, News, Online courses & tools, Trainings (ToT)|0 Comments

Module 1: introduction & gender concepts This is the Bangla translation of the first Module, with the introduction, the guidelines to use the TMM and gender concepts. Module 2: on Gender and SDGs 5 Gender Equality, 6 WASH, 7 Energy, 13 Climate Action and 15 Biodiversity. Session 2.1: SDG 5: Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women and Girls Session 2.2: SDG 6: Gender and Universal Access to Water and Sanitation Session 2.3: SDG 7: Gender and Access to Reliable, Affordable and Clean Energy Session 2.4: SDG 13: Using a Gender Perspective in Climate Action Session 2.5: SDG15: Gender, Forests and Biodiversity Module 3 Gender Sensitive Training and Coaching skills, in Bangla The objective of this module is to equip the trainer with key information and tools to develop and facilitate participatory trainings and workshops in a gender-sensitive manner. Module 4: Organisational Skills for Gender Mainstreaming, in Bangla The topics of this module [...]

2809, 2018

Forest Cover 56 – Community conservation in Africa

By | September 28th, 2018|Categories: Biodiversity, Climate, GFC, News, Outreach|0 Comments

Welcome to the 56th issue of Forest Cover, the Global Forest Coalition’s magazine. It provides a space for environmental justice activists from across the world to present their views on international forest-related policies. We are excited to bring you this special edition of Forest Cover on community conservation in Africa, which also contributes to discussions at the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Convention on Biodiversity this November, which will take place in Egypt. It has been 18 years since a Biodiversity COP has been celebrated in Africa. Africa’s rich biodiversity is facing multiple threats from industrial and extractive activities. Here we highlight five fantastic examples of community-led conservation and livelihood generation efforts. These stories from Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, South Africa, and Tanzania reveal some of the threats that community conservation efforts face, but also how Indigenous Peoples and local communities are using their traditional knowledge and customary [...]

2509, 2018

3 years of the global goals: act today, for a gender just tomorrow

By | September 25th, 2018|Categories: Advocacy, News, Outreach, WECF|0 Comments

 Today is the global day of action to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals (and Agenda 2030). This last year in Europe has really made us think, are we doing enough and are we doing it soon enough? We are seen the coal industry trying to destroy the last bit of the Hambacher forest in Germany; the sweating summer heat and the wildfires that came with it. Then there is Merkel pushing back against higher EU climate change targets; Poland trying to ban abortions and silence environmental defenders; Hungary banning funding for gender studies, an alarming rise of food waste and the global warming of every major city in Europe. We have seen how the shrinking space of civil society has caused the close down of several gender equality and women’s rights organisations. Meanwhile there has been a huge increase of corporate influence at international and regional conferences, some of which have been pushing false solutions. E.g. claiming that nuclear will provide “clean” energy solutions. Notwithstanding the strong opposition of [...]

409, 2018

From Bangkok to Katowice: In whose interests are the climate negotiations?

By | September 4th, 2018|Categories: Advocacy, Climate, GFC, News|0 Comments

Photo: protest at the Bankgok UNFCCC negotiations in 2009 (copyright: Souparna Lahiri) Written by Souparna Lahiri (Global Forest Coalition), 3rd September 2018 This week the negotiations over the Paris Rulebook and Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP) recommence in Bangkok. It reminds me of the 2009 Bangkok intersessional, in the run up to the Copenhagen Conference of the Parties (COP), where there was much expectation in the air and great mobilisations on the streets. Back then, the US and big developing countries including China and India crafted the Copenhagen Declaration, which demolished the Kyoto architecture of binding commitments to emissions reductions, as well as the essential differences between the climate actions that should be taken by Annex 1 (developed countries) and non-Annex 1 countries. Although the Declaration aimed to limit global temperature increases, it ignored the need for immediate action to avert the looming climate and humanitarian crises. The negotiations were extremely non-transparent, and [...]

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